Chester R. Burns, M.D., Ph.D.
Master's Thesis Title: A Place for Piety: The Role of Religion in Early Anglo-American Texts on Medical Ethics
Current Position and Address:
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
533 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0131
San Francisco, CA 94143
Ryan Greysen (formerly Gregory) is from Arlington, where his mother, Joan M. Gregory, currently resides. His father, Scott L. Gregory, lives in Prescott, Ariz. Gregory described his grandmother, Virginia Guyer, who passed away in October 2003, as one of his biggest supporters and friends. Greysen received his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from UTMB's Institute for the Medical Humanities in 2001.
In 2003 he earned a Master of Arts degree in history and sociology of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught conversational Italian as a co-director of the Modern Language Program. For over 12 years, he has competed nationally and internationally as a cyclist, winning numerous state, regional and national championships. Gregory said he chose to study medicine at UTMB because he felt the educational approach was innovative. "After the training I've received here, I feel a much greater urgency to address historical and current inequities in access to care and quality of care in my future research, teaching and practice in academic medicine," he said. Greysen served as the 2002-2003 national chair of the Organization of Student Representatives to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
In July 2009, Ryan started the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (RWJCSP) at Yale University. It is one of four sites that offer the two-year program (Yale, Michigan, UCLA, Penn) which is designed to build research and leadership skills for physicians who have completed residency training.
In 2011, Ryan started a new job as research faculty at UCSF. He is working on improving the quality of hospital discharge/transitions in care using patient-centered and community-centered approaches - also doing a lot with medical education and quality improvement around discharge care.
An article he first wrote as a 4th year medical student in Chester Burns' medical history elective was finally published. It's about the history of med student debt and was featured in the New York Times